Lemon Grass and Ginger Iced Tea

Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Dan Becker
The delicate floral aroma of this drink makes it perfect for sipping in the garden; the antioxidants and low caffeine levels in green tea mean you can enjoy it all day long. Notes: Tea keeps up to 2 days.

Yield:

Makes 4 servings

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Ingredients

1 stalk fresh lemon grass
1/2 cup sugar
7 thin slices fresh ginger
5 bags green tea

Preparation

1. Rinse lemon grass, cut into 2-inch lengths, and crush with the flat side of a large knife.

2. In a 2-quart pan, bring 5 cups water, sugar, ginger, and lemon grass to a boil. Take off heat and add green tea bags; let steep about 4 minutes or until flavor is as strong as you like. Discard tea bags; let tea cool, about 30 minutes.

3. Pour through a fine strainer into a pitcher. Cover and chill until cold, at least 2 hours (see Notes). Pour into tall glasses filled with ice.

Note:

May 2007